My creative stitch is gone.
I’ve lost it forever.
And it’s been a tough time for me, and I’ve been struggling with the depression and anxiety that comes with it.
But I’ve finally found a way to make it work.
I know that I can get my creative stash back, that my creative work is still going to exist, and that I’m still going be able to enjoy the rewards of my craft.
And I’m going to be OK.
I’m not just a blogger anymore.
I have a business.
I need a job.
I can be creative, but I have to be a mom and a wife and a mom to my two kids.
I feel a bit better about myself now that my craft has finally made a comeback.
And so, for the past six months, I’ve had my creative stitched back.
I spent hours knitting, weaving, and sewing the stitch onto a blanket, and then adding little embellishments that make it more wearable.
And when I was done, I had a beautiful little piece that I would proudly wear to my daughter’s wedding.
Now, that is not how I would have imagined my stitched into a blanket.
But it’s a part of me that is still here, and it is what has kept me going through this period of depression and isolation.
I am not a creative stitcher.
And even though I am in a very happy place now, there are still parts of me I can’t work on, so it’s nice to be able come back to a hobby that I enjoy, that I am proud of.
The craft of stitching has been a part the fabric of my life for more than 20 years.
My husband and I have been stitched professionally for a decade.
I started sewing in 1978 when I first learned how to sew in the basement of my mother’s house.
In the eight years since, I have learned how embroidery is made, how to use sewing machines and patterns, and how to make beautiful patterns that can be sewn into any garment.
When we started, our main job was to sew fabric for people in our neighborhood to sell.
We sold shirts, scarves, sweaters, and socks, and even some of our own designs.
As I began sewing more, I learned how it was possible to create patterns on a machine and then stitch them onto garments.
My first garment was a dress from the 1930s that we made with our mother.
I learned that sewing with a machine is really easy, but it’s not for everyone.
So I decided to make my own sewing machine, and over the next few years, I improved it.
Over time, I got the machines to work, and now I can sew almost anything.
I was able to sew dresses, jackets, pants, shirts, and much more.
I started stitching the stitches into my own fabric, and this year I finished a blanket for my daughter.
I love knitting and embroidering, and so I have tried a few different stitch patterns, including the ones I sew on a regular basis for my customers.
I wanted to try the patterns from the beginning because I love the process and love the end result, and because my son loves the patterns.
We love our business.
We love our customers.
And we love my creative stitching.
But now, I am so, so tired of not having my creative needle.
I want to make sure that I never stop sewing.
I think I am getting there, and as soon as I can, I will be back stitching.
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